Howard College (225520)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,460
6.49% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,063
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.52%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,264
23.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.9%
102 Graduates

About

Howard College (225520) is a higher education institution located in Howard County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Howard College (225520) were General Studies (110 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (71 degrees), and Pre-Medical Studies (57 degrees).

In 2022, 625 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Howard College (225520). 73% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (307 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (257 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard College (225520) is $2,460, which is $−5,652 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Howard College (225520) is $2,460, which is $−5,652 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,063.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Howard College (225520) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,460
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Howard College (225520) was $2,460. The cost of tuition at Howard College (225520) is $−5,652 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,063
2022 Value
5.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Howard College (225520) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,063. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Howard College (225520) grew by 5.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,815
Room and Board
$1,690
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Howard College (225520) was of $5,815 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.701% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,690. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.476% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Howard College (225520) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.1% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.52%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Howard College (225520) was 3.52%, which represents 13 out of the 369 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Howard College (225520) had a total enrollment of 4,264 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Howard College (225520) is 995 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,269. This means that 23.3% of students enrolled at Howard College (225520) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Howard College (225520), both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.8% Hispanic or Latino, 42.4% White, 3.1% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0704% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Howard College (225520) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.4%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Howard College (225520) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,264 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard College (225520) is 995 and the part-time enrollment is 3,269. This means that 23.3% of students enrolled at Howard College (225520) are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Howard College (225520) was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Howard College (225520) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,125 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,809 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    132 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Howard College (225520) is 49.8% Hispanic or Latino, 42.4% White, 3.1% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0704% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 287 more women than men received degrees from Howard College (225520). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Howard College (225520) is hispanic or latino (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (257 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Howard College (225520) is General Studies (110 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (71 degrees) and Pre-Medical Studies (57 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Howard College (225520), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees), and Health (236 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard College (225520) are Registered nurses (1,413,025 people), Medical & health services managers (162,534 people), Other managers (157,984 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,187 people), and Police officers (138,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard College (225520) in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees), Health (236 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (110 degrees), and Protective Services (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard College (225520) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at Howard College (225520) are Engineering Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees), Health (236 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (110 degrees), and Protective Services (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard College (225520) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,539,950 people), Elementary & secondary schools (388,532 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (350,127 people), Outpatient care centers (260,901 people), and Offices of physicians (213,931 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard College (225520) are Engineering Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (70 degrees), Health (236 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (110 degrees), and Protective Services (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Howard College (225520).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 71 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Howard College (225520) was General Studies with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

169
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
456
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 169 degrees were awarded to men at Howard College (225520), which is 0.371 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (456).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Howard College (225520) in General Studies, which is 0.294 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Howard College (225520) in General Studies, which is 3.4 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Howard College (225520) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Howard College (225520) is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.98% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    307 degrees awarded
  2. White
    257 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Howard College (225520) is hispanic or latino (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (257 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    234 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    181 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Howard College (225520) is hispanic or latino female (234 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (181 degrees).

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Operations

Howard College (225520) has an endowment valued at nearly $7.28M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 105k (1.44%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Howard College (225520) had a total salary expenditure of 38.2M. Howard College (225520) employs 39 Instructors, 36 Associate professors and 19 Assistant professors. Most academics at Howard College (225520) are Female Instructor (23), Male Associate professor (18), and Female Associate professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard College (225520) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

Endowment

$7.28M
2022 Endowment
9.32%
decline from 2021

Howard College (225520) has an endowment valued at about $7.28M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Howard College (225520) declined 9.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.06M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.8M
2022 Salaries
1.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Howard College (225520) paid a median of $14.8M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($38.2M) and a 1.21% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.64M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2022, Howard College (225520) paid a total of $5.64M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Howard College (225520) were Instructor with 39 employees, Associate professor with 36 employees, and Assistant professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard College (225520) were Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees, Management with 45 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Howard College (225520) was Female Instructor with 23 employees, Male Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Associate professor with 18 employees.

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